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The first comprehensive historical anthology of English language writing from Singapore this volume covers than a century of literary production in a variety of genres It provides readers in Singapore with an easy point of access to compelling narratives and poems some of which have been forgotten or are difficult to obtain For readers outside Singapore it introduces a neglected but important range of works that represent the historical and contemporary imaginaries and realities of one of the world's most cosmopolitan cities Uniquely in Southeast Asia the importance of the English language continued to grow in Singapore after independence The country's English language literature documents and reflects on the possibilities and tensions brought about by Singapore's rapid economic transformation and changing society Because of Singapore's small size and the lack of international reach of many of its publishers most of this literature has received relatively little international exposure in contrast to writing in English from the Caribbean West Africa or South Asia Within Singapore itself a number of major works have gone out of print This pioneering anthology places key texts in a historical narrative allowing them to be read studied critiqued and treasured «This historical anthology will prove to be an important authoritative and dependable resource for researchers students and teachers of Singaporean literature as well as Southeast Asian literatures for many years to come» Eddie Tay Chinese University of Hong Kong


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    did not read the full book because was reading to teachoverall seems comprehensive enough but no The Merlion? and a bit of a mixed bag I feel quality wise Emily of Emerald Hill though is brilliant